Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory And Cognition
Whereas maps primarily represent the 2-dimensional layout of the environment, people are also aware of the 3-dimensional layout of their environment. An experiment conducted on a small colregt edinpus tested whether the remembered slants of familiar paths were precisely represented. Three measures of slant (verbal, manual, and pictorial) were collected in 2 different between-subject conditions (perception and memory) for 5 familiar paths on the campus of Swarthmore College, ranging in slant from 0.5 to 8.6. Estimates from memory and from perception did not differ for any of the measures. Moreover, estimates from all measures, though different in mean value, were correlated within participant, suggesting a common underlying representation was consulted in all cases.
Anthony Stigliani , '12; Z. Li; and Frank H. Durgin.
"Humans Have Precise Knowledge Of Familiar Geographical Slants".
Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory And Cognition.